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Byangol district, 3rd microdistrict. Narnii Guur Street, Building 22, Ulaanbaatar 210644 Mongolia
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#5 of 173 Specialty lodging in Ulaanbaatar
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Idre Tour & Hostel has been working in ecotourism since 1996 and it was one of the first to provide budget accommodation and package tours for independent travelers in Mongolia. Nowadays, Idre Tour & Hostel is the leading as a tour operator in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia which provides a variety of tours full of adventures and excitement with excellent facilities. We’ve been aiming to employ locals who possess cross-cultural understanding and plenty of experience working in international communications. We offer you an opportunity to delight in the best Mongolia has to offer in comfort and convenience. We specialize in arranging customized tours specifically tailored to your individual interests and requirements.
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JJ_TravelExpress wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom178 contributions86 helpful votes
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We booked the trip via email with Jigden before arriving to Mongolia. He was very responsive and answered all our questions. Pick up at the airport was smooth and we stayed in the hostel the first night before starting our 8 day trip the next day. Guide Our guide was very friendly and was also our cook for the trip. Her english was excellent, we had no issue communicating with her. She took us up to see the most beautiful sunset at the top of the sand dunes in Gobi. We felt she lacked a bit of knowledge of the history of some of the sites and couldn't really just us much information. Other than that she took care of us very well. Driver The driver was amazing. He got us from A to B safely and drove at a good speed so we spent less time in the car than expected. Food As this was a budget trip, food was very basic. We had mainly a pasta/ rice dish for lunch and then something lighter in the evening. We had snacks with us for evenings when the meals were a bit small. We enjoyed the home made dumplings the most. Hostel It was very basic. We could hear everything happening the bathroom next to our room which wasn't very pleasant. It was okay for a night sleep. The hostel stay before and after the trip was included but you could stay elsewhere in Ulaanbataar if you prefer. Tips: > Bring your own sleeping bag if you have one. They do provide sleeping bags but sometimes it's nicer to have your own. > Bring a travel/ camping pillow. > Buy snacks and drinks at the convenience stores. The homestays are quite basic. > Treat this like a camping trip, you will need torch, toilet paper, basic amenities
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Laura M wrote a review Oct 2019
Dalian, China15 contributions14 helpful votes
From the first communication with Idre tours, we had immediate replies from Jigden, who provided answers and suggestions. We had a short amount of time and a lot of expectations...that were beautifully met! The hostel in Ulaanbatar is comfortable and clean. The staggering is friendly and helpful. The tour out into the country was well-planned and allowed us to see and interact with the people. We had our own vehicle, driver, guide/cook to help us better enjoy the cultural moments of staying in gers and eating a variety of Mongolian dishes. A great trip. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thanks a lot for travelling with us and great review of your experience in Mongolia during the tour. It's always great to hear about the opinion of our guests. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future for other destination. Kind regards, Jigden
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Sarutobu wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The hostel is located near the centre of Ulanbaatar. It's clean and the kitchen is equipped good. It is possible to book a tour there too. I did a 8 day Gobi trip and it was wonderful. The owner offers many tours and is very flexible in organizing and if you have special wishes he will try to make that happen. In addition it was less expensive than every other offer we got from other hostels.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sydney B wrote a review May 2019
Huntington Beach, California52 contributions47 helpful votes
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Idre absolutely knocked it out of the park. My husband and I had such an incredible 8 day/7 night trip through the Gobi Desert with Idre Tours + Hostel. Everything went incredibly smoothly, starting with our initial request to Idre for pricing and availability. Ulzii was incredibly patient and responsive to all of our questions and made sure we had all of the information we needed for our trip, and we’re so grateful! Our guide, Tsengel, went above and beyond. He was helpful and informative throughout the trip about what we were seeing and what to expect, and he was also an AMAZING cook. We expected that we’d get a lot of repetition in our meals given access to markets, tools available, etc, but he somehow managed to make every meal different and they were all just so delicious! Our driver, Shijre, was also spectacular. Mongolian roads are quite bumpy and many of the roads that we traveled were unpaved, but he navigated them like a pro and made us feel safe and comfortable the entire trip. We also enjoyed chatting with him a bit at camps each night. We can’t thank Idre enough for this trip of a lifetime! We’re already talking about coming back to do a different part of Mongolia.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Magdalena L. wrote a review Oct 2018
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We had a 6 day tour (the whole tour was 12 days but we could only do half of it) with Ulzii and Dauka in the Gobi, and it was the most wonderful time ever. Everything during the tour was excellent, well organised, safe, interesting, beautiful and fun. But the best part is the human quality of Ulzii and Dauka, they love to work doing this and you can tell. We are super grateful of having spend this days in the Gobi, It was a short time but it felt like a deep dive into the amazing nomadic lifestyle and Mongolia nature. Note that I'm vegan and this can be an issue in Mongolia, but Ulzii made it no issue at all preparing delicious vegan food, and always asking for special food for me, this was absolutely priceless. Thank you guys so much for sharing your culture and wisdom with us, we'll keep Mongolia in our hearts. PS: We also stayed a couple of nights in the hostel in UB and everything was great, warm, clean, comfortable and quiet. Perfect to rest after the days in the Gobi.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Erica K wrote a review Jul 2018
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Where do I even start? There aren’t enough words to describe how wonderful and helpful everyone at Idre Tours has been for me and my husband. We happened to book a tour through Idre because we had heard good things and met a group that was also planning on booking through them. They have competitive prices and Ulzii, the woman who helped us plan everything, was incredibly warm, kind, and patient. After just a day of planning we were ready to go on our 22 day road trip to western Mongolia and back with our 3 new buddies. We met our driver the next morning, Shijree, or as we later began calling him, “khaan”, which means king. He knew English well enough and really did have excellent communication skills. He had all our trust and would take care of us like a father for the rest of the trip. He always wanted us to be happy and would make sure we are okay. He often took us to rivers where my husband and I could fish. The trip itself was incredible, but it was back in Ulaanbaatar that Idre went above and beyond what we expected. I needed to come back to UB two days early for an emergency surgery. Ulzii and Shijree both took care of me as if I were family. My husband and I got back to UB by Shijree arranging a taxi and Ultsi set up a taxi and another kind and caring English speaking tour guide to take me to the hospital and help translate. The guide stayed with me for hours just waiting patiently. Ulzii came the next night for the surgery without anyone even asking. It was so nice to have her at the hospital during this scary time. Shijree, the driver, came to visit me in the hospital and brought some of my favorite foods. I don’t know what I would have done without the care of these wonderful people . Seeing Ulzii back at the hostel felt comforting in a way that was like coming home even being half way across the world. The kindness that came from all the people here was exceptional.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Paweł O wrote a review May 2018
12 contributions2 helpful votes
Hostel is located at main road. about less than 1 kilometer from rail station and has very kind and helpfull stuff (best regards Ulziidulam!). Rooms, toilets and showers are clean, there is also kitchen and some other amenities. Hostel arrange us 2 unforgettable trip, one to gorkhi terelj national park and second to Gobi desert for really reasonable money. During both trips we had just perfect care from our guide and driver. I sincerely recommend it to everyone who want to explore Mongolia with professionals!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Excellent tours around all Mongolia for reasonable money.
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Dennis R wrote a review Aug 2017
Utrecht, The Netherlands5 contributions
We did a 15 day tour with Idre and were amazed by the service they provide. Catering for vegetarians and a guide (Tsengel) with a lot of humour and background info. It was awesome! Their hostel is nice, clean and cozy. Simple breakfast included and unlimited coffee and tea. Best hostel in UB! :-)
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TC6217 wrote a review Mar 2017
Burlington, Vermont148 contributions50 helpful votes
Tsetsegee and staff are absolutely amazing! They helped set-up my four day tour and arranged all transportation upon arrival. I had short notice as I was on a stopver on the Trans-Siberian, but they helped set up a tour to the Blue Lake, camping in tents and Terelj National Park, camping in a ger with horseback riding! The guides and staff are amazing and the accommodation are very friendly and allow for a comfortable setting to meet fellow travelers! Thank you to everyone at Idre!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Corinne R wrote a review Jan 2017
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland17 contributions3 helpful votes
I have been at this hostel a few times during my 2 months in Mongolia. It was a wonderful base in the city with good prices and a very nice and helpful team. During my last week in the country I was recovering from a concussion, Tsetsegee has taken care of me as if I'd be her child. Honestly, her kindness can be experienced also with less dramatic events :), she's a wonderful person and extremely helpful with practical stuff, she'll make her best to answer all possible questions about moving around in Mongolia. I have loved this hostel, in that living room I have met people I now consider good friends, the vibe is clearly positive and... it seems that all good things (Mongolia is simply wonderful) start from this place!
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Idre Hostel & Tours
Which popular attractions are close to Idre Hostel & Tours?
Nearby attractions include Hustai National Park (0.7 miles), Gandantegchenling Monastery (0.7 miles), and The State Department Store (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Idre Hostel & Tours?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Idre Hostel & Tours?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Idre Hostel & Tours?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bull Hotpot Restaurant, Rosewood Kitchen + Enoteca, and Bosco Verde.
Does Idre Hostel & Tours have airport transportation?
Yes, Idre Hostel & Tours offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Idre Hostel & Tours?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Gandantegchenling Monastery (0.7 miles) and The Project for Rehabilitation of Railway Facilities (1.9 miles).